The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 92 67
Rank change year-on-year +53 -25  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 20 33 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.58% 2.06% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 2.39% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 1
Median daily rate £380 £355 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +36.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £26.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.60% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 478 1379 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.51% 86.08% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 887 414
Median daily rate £375 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 41
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +56 13 £440 +23.94% 4
Durham +3 7 £365 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (66.67%) Scrum
3 39 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 35 (58.33%) Software Engineering
5 34 (56.67%) User Stories
6 32 (53.33%) Scala
7 31 (51.67%) Java
8 29 (48.33%) Selenium
8 29 (48.33%) RESTful
9 26 (43.33%) Gherkin
9 26 (43.33%) API Testing
9 26 (43.33%) QA
9 26 (43.33%) Kanban
9 26 (43.33%) Groovy
10 24 (40.00%) Usability Testing
11 21 (35.00%) Confluence
11 21 (35.00%) Defect Management
11 21 (35.00%) JIRA
12 20 (33.33%) Performance Testing
12 20 (33.33%) Security Testing
12 20 (33.33%) Unit Testing
12 20 (33.33%) Web Services
12 20 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (33.33%) SoapUI
12 20 (33.33%) Jenkins
12 20 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
13 18 (30.00%) Atlassian
14 14 (23.33%) BDD
15 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (20.00%) Mentoring

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (35.00%) Confluence
2 6 (10.00%) GeoServer
3 3 (5.00%) Documentum
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.33%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) GIS
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.00%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (48.33%) Selenium
2 21 (35.00%) JIRA
3 20 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 20 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.00%) JUnit
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
4 6 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Tester
2 22 (36.67%) Automation Tester
3 14 (23.33%) Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Java Automation Tester
5 9 (15.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (15.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (11.67%) HTML Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior User Researcher
8 4 (6.67%) User Researcher
9 3 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Angular Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 3 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (48.33%) RESTful
2 26 (43.33%) Gherkin
3 20 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (18.33%) HTML
5 10 (16.67%) CSS
5 10 (16.67%) HTML5
6 6 (10.00%) Ajax
6 6 (10.00%) CSS3
6 6 (10.00%) Django
6 6 (10.00%) Guice
6 6 (10.00%) Java EE
6 6 (10.00%) JSON
6 6 (10.00%) Play Framework
6 6 (10.00%) REST
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (10.00%) SignalR
6 6 (10.00%) Spring
7 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.67%) Sass
8 4 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) User Experience
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Blog
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (66.67%) Scrum
3 39 (65.00%) Test Automation
4 35 (58.33%) Software Engineering
5 34 (56.67%) User Stories
6 26 (43.33%) API Testing
6 26 (43.33%) Kanban
7 24 (40.00%) Usability Testing
8 21 (35.00%) Defect Management
9 20 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 20 (33.33%) Performance Testing
9 20 (33.33%) Security Testing
9 20 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 14 (23.33%) BDD
11 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
13 10 (16.67%) UML
13 10 (16.67%) Web Design
14 9 (15.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) Scala
2 31 (51.67%) Java
3 26 (43.33%) Groovy
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) SQL
5 7 (11.67%) C#
6 6 (10.00%) Python
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (5.00%) VBA
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (11.67%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) CCAB
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (43.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Atlassian
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
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